Aggie Softball Season Preview

Aggie Softball Season Preview

The Cameron Aggies turn to new head coach Emma Johansen for a fresh start in the 2023 season, but key returners Kylie French and Khmari Edwards look to lead CU to their tenth straight season with a .500 or better winning percentage.

Cameron wrapped up a 25-24 campaign a year ago that ended with a seven-game losing streak, a first-round exit from the Lone Star Conference Tournament, and a coaching change. The Aggies have lost key contributors from that team, namely ace pitcher Breley Webb, who turned in a sub-4 career ERA as a member of the Black-and-Gold.

This season, Cameron will turn to their offense to lead the way, headlined by a trio of veteran bats, Khmari Edwards, Kylie French and Kaiden Boren. Edwards is a prolific bat with a slick- fielding glove which has earned the Senior from Del City, Oklahoma, a nomination for NCAA Woman of the year.

Throughout Edwards’ career, she has taken home many honors such as Lone Star Conference Freshmen of the Year, a two-time member of the first team All-Lone Star Conference, and a second team member for the South Central Region.

French posts a .289 batting average eight career home runs in her three years at CU, while playing elite defense at third base. Kaiden Boren had big shoes to fill, replacing future Aggies Hall-of-Famer Callie Christensen, who rewrote the CU record book. So far, the young backstop has taken the torch and ran with it boosting a .346 average, 14 home runs through just 50 games, and 27 extra-base hits in that time. Cameron will start its 2023 campaign on Feb. 6 and conclude on April 29. Their slate features 23 home games at McMahon Field, which begins Feb. 17 and ends April 22.

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